13 February 2013

Gambia: Open Gate Foundation Presents Learning Materials

The Open Gate Foundation, an English charitable organisation over the weekend made a presentation to Brufut Education Project and Skills Centre.

Eric and Sandrine Razafinjato have been instrumental in supporting the school by organising private parties and cultural functions, aimed at raising funds for the Gambian schools in Brufut village, West Coast Region.

The villagers and the elders of the community have been receptive to the offers made by the Open Gate Foundation.

They have contributed immensely to the building of the class rooms, administration building, recycling and classes, where students use plastic wastes and turn them into school bags.

The new building that was opened last year is a tailoring class where all the bags are sawn.

These bags are sold in and outside The Gambia to raise funds for the school and are sold in London, England, Paris in France and in Sapporo in Japan.

One of the senior teachers in the school, Mr. Janjo made special remarks of appreciation, saying without the consistent and generous donations in cash and kind, the school would not have realised the full potential of the kids in the village.

He also said that the results they are gaining by the children's ability to learn and their willingness to learn is very encouraging.

Mr. Tapha Ndure, a coordinator in the school programme also expressed similar words of gratitude.

At the event, there was a musical performance by the UK Gambian Kora Maestro Sura Suso and a wonderful percussion group which also included Sura Suso as the lead drummer.

The GRTS TV presenter Artical Slice was also there to interview the musical performers.

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